Monday, February 23, 2009

Taj Festival 2009 at Agra

Taj Festival 2009 at Agra. Organised by U.P. Tourism Department.
Taj Mahotsav is a modern day Indian cultural festival celebrated in the vicinity of Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. This year, the Taj Mahotsav celebrations promise to be a more special and grand affair as the world voted Taj Mahal as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World on 07.07.07. This is celebrated in the month of February every year, with the advent of spring in India - the best season to visit Taj Mahal for foreign tourists.

Taj Mahotsav is a ten day long festival celebrated in Shilpa Gram very close to the monument of love or the Marble Marvel as people call the Taj. This festival is reminiscent of the old mughal era and nawabi style. It starts with a grand road procession with decorated elephants and camels, like the victory processions of Mughal Emperors and warlords. The procession also includes drum and trumpet players, folk dancers, skilled craftsmen and artisans. It's a festival of handicrafts, ethnic Indian folk dances fused with modern song and dance culture too. Internationally renowned performers will entertain the guests during the 10 day cultural festival at Taj Mahotsav.

Craft work on display will be mostly Marble engraving and inlay work, Chikkan work on clothes from Lucknow, leather goods from Agra, wood carvings from Saharanpur, metal work form Bhadoi, exquisite blue pottery work from Khurja.

International tourists specially love to experience the special elephant and camel rides here. Over all the visitors are treated to a royal experience like the mughal grandeur 350 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Thank for sharing valuable information about Taj Mahotsav because Taj Mahotsav is for inebriation derived from folk music, performances of classical and folk dance, shayari (poetry), elephant and camel rides in addition to games and food carnival. Since Taj Mahotsav is yet another important reason to come to Agra besides seeing the Taj Mahal. So click for more info about Taj Mahostav.